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Installing v10.0 on a Beige G3 Install
If you're having problems installing OS X v10.0 on a Beige G3, you're not alone. It appears they may be susceptible to issues surrounding 3rd party hardware and/or previous OS X installs. This thread on the MacNN forums has a good discussion on how to get it installed and running, and discusses some of the issues people are facing.

As is usually the case with situations like this, some are reporting no problems at all; others are having a very difficult time getting OS X installed.
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No problem!
Authored by: Anonymous on Mar 26, '01 11:37:26PM

Install was a snap. I installed 9.1 and then OS X on the original 6GB ATA HD in my Biege G3. I also have a 2 GB SCSI drive that was partitioned in 2. It showed up as well. My add on USB card and connected misc. also seem to work properly. I guess I'm one of the lucky ones.

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Some problems
Authored by: Keith on Mar 27, '01 10:36:16AM

I I wanted to install to a newly added Maxtor 20 Gb drive, master on the secondary IDE. No luck. The drive was grayed out. But I installed it on the original 6 Gb drive and everything works fine. I have read that 20 Gb drive would have to be partitioned, and Mac OS X installed on a partition less than 8 Gb.

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No problem!
Authored by: haysfarmer on Dec 19, '02 01:45:36PM

Anybody have any idea what happened to the forum at MacNN concerning the problems installing OS X on the biege G3. I'm not as fortunate as manyh people.


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No Problems at all
Authored by: geoffsaulnier on Mar 27, '01 11:29:35AM

All installed well on my Beige G3 Minitower no problem. I have OS 9.1 on one SCSI UW 4Gb drive, and OS X on another SCSI UW 4Gb. I also have a 9 Gb normal SCSI drive in there for other stuff.

Still, it's pretty slow - I'm looking forward to this summer when I'll have the cash to buy a fully loaded Dual G4 box (whatever's out at that time).

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